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Plea in Delhi High Court against Arvind Kejriwal for misrepresenting court order

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 July 2015, 19:05 IST

A plea to initiate contempt proceedings against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was filed in the Delhi High Court on 23 July. In this plea, advocate Sushil Kumar Pandey alleged that Kejriwal misled public at large by making untrue statements, misrepresenting and misquoting the July 15 order of Chief Justice G Rohini.

"The act of Delhi Chief Minister is serious in nature and has been committed wilfully and intentionally knowing that this type of order has not been passed by the court and a PIL filed by Ajay Maken is pending," Pandey said.

He further said the attempt was made to "gain political mileage", which shows that Kejriwal does not have any "respect for the law of the land and the judicial system of this country".

"Chief Minister has violated the settled law on contempt of court for which he is liable to be punished under Section 12 of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971," the plea added.

What did the July 15 order say:-

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken had filed a PIL in the Court seeking direction to restrain Delhi government from publishing Kejriwal's name in any of AAP's current or future advertisements in the national capital and other states as it was allegedly in violation of the Advertisement Guidelines, 2014.

Justice Rohini had asked the Centre to apprise the court about the status of a three-member-body which was to be constituted by them as per the Government Advertisement (Content Regulation) Guidelines, 2014, and had listed Maken's PIL for hearing on July 27.

(With inputs from PTI)

First published: 23 July 2015, 19:06 IST